Drake beats Bradley 80-70 for 1st Missouri Valley win

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Graham Woodward hit four 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Drake beat Bradley 80-70 on Saturday for its first Missouri Valley Conference victory of the season.

Kale Abrahamson's 4-point play midway through the second half started Drake's 11-0 run for a 65-49 lead. Bradley battled back to get within six points with 1:04 left, but Reed Timmer answered with two free throws as Drake closed by making 6 of 8 from the stripe.

Timmer finished with 19 points for Drake (6-16, 1-9), which ended a nine-game losing streak. Abrahamson had 13 points.

Drake has won nine of the last 12 meetings since the 2011-12 season.

Antoine Pittman scored 17 points for Bradley (3-20, 1-9), which has lost five in a row and 11 of 12. Luuk van Bree added 13 points, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye had 12 and Donte Thomas 11.

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